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#166 Bolens 1000 ONLINE  

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Posted August 11, 2017 - 07:50 AM

At some point a dealer pitched this idea to Tecumseh and they latched onto it, its actually a modified crochet hook which serves as a puller/installer for the seat as well as a float setting tool

 

 

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Posted August 11, 2017 - 10:31 AM

Kenny:  The best way to remove the seat for re-use is to blow it out with compressed air applied to the fuel inlet elbow.

 

Be sure to cover it with a rag to prevent launching the seat into unknown territory.

 

In an earlier post, you questioned the small screw under the plate over the carb.  ...This screw is used to adjust the top speed (rpm) to increase or limit the rpms at full throttle. ...It has no effect on fuel mixture.

I figured that out.

 

At some point a dealer pitched this idea to Tecumseh and they latched onto it, its actually a modified crochet hook which serves as a puller/installer for the seat as well as a float setting tool

I took a piece of mig wire and made a small hook on the end to take the old seat out.


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Posted August 18, 2017 - 11:51 AM

Well, I fooled with it some more today. Got it to run, but no idle. Wore me out yanking on the rope. Came in to look up settings for the carb and walked back out to a flooding issue again! I've had it. Think it's time it found a new home! I haven't the patience to mess with this fickle engine! Don't care for Tecumseh engines anyways! It either goes to a new home or I'm converting it to a B&S with electric start!


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Posted August 18, 2017 - 06:52 PM

Well, I fooled with it some more today. Got it to run, but no idle. Wore me out yanking on the rope. Came in to look up settings for the carb and walked beack out to a flooding issue again! I've had it. Think it's time it found a new home! I haven't the patience to mess with this fickle engine! Don't care for Tecumseh engines anyways! It either goes to a new home or I'm converting it to a B&S with electric start!

My experience with Tecumseh engines was carb problems, valve problems, and broken connecting rods. I've had a little luck disassembling the carbs and soaking them in old gas. The replaceable float valve seats can loosen when dried out. This causes flakey float operation. Those floats sink frequently too. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted August 19, 2017 - 05:12 AM

Float is good, but unable to set to specs. Won't bend that far. Has new needle and seat.


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Posted August 19, 2017 - 07:07 AM

I was having the same problem with flooding on my tech carb on my 1456 (H14) the engine was changed in the eighties to a OH160 XL, so what I did was finally take it down to the power equipment place that I deal with and had them put it in their sonic cleaner and then bebuild the carb.


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